​In 2012 the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation established an Indigenous Reference Group to ​assist in working towards a Fisheries Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) plan for indigenous Australians.

Information on the management of the Reference Group can be found on the FRDC Advisory Group Page.


To assist with this process two workshops have been held that Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal people  with  an interest in fishing and seafood  attended the forum to help identify key RD&E needs for the indigenous sector.

Key documents relating to the Indigenous Reference Group and outcomes from the two workshops are below: